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85 trees planted in Farnham

Updated: Oct 15, 2021

What a weekend we had at the end of September (25th & 26th) in Farnham Park. We were so lucky with the weather, and had lots of fun planting hazel and hornbeam trees with the families that joined us. The kids especially had a great time with the free face painting, crafts, nature trail and river to splash in (Saturday) or woods to play in (Sunday). Thanks to all who got involved, and to Farnham Park ranger, Nick MacFarlane.

Just look at the difference between the before and after photos of the Saturday planting site below (click right of the picture) - everyone's hard work has made a huge impact, and with all the hazel trees added here we're hoping that the endangered hazel dormouse will soon make it its home.

Both planting sites have now been fenced-off to protect the trees from being eaten by deer, just until they're a little bigger, and What-3-Words codes have been sent to all who planted there - this should help with locating their tree(s).

We're also happy to announce the winners of the 'name the coppice competition'.

  • The Saturday coppice (near the Osbourn Road entrance) will be named Dormouse Corner.

  • The Sunday coppice (near the Nutshell Lane entrance) will be called Community Copse.

Congratulations to the winners! Expect to see the name you gave us on future Farnham Park maps. That's it for now but there's lots more being planned for October, November and beyond, so keep an eye on our website for updates!

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